Monday, March 31, 2014

Postcards!


Hi Everyone
I am really sorry for my slow posts - now that Facebook is in my face - so to speak - I update that more regularly. 
I have been madly teaching at another school and will post some lovely pics soon!

A new little venture for me are these postcard available now. A set of 6 with an extra thrown in for good luck. 

Anyway hope everyone is aiming for some creative splendour this week!

Lots of Love
Elizabeth





Monday, January 27, 2014

New Classes for 2014!

Newsletter No.2

Welcome to 2014!  

Welcome to the New Year! I hope everyone has recovered from this most unusual weather over the last few weeks and that all your loved ones are safe and well.

I hope you are all ready to plunge into a wonderful year of feltmaking. If you haven't started yet, then I hope this is your year to have a go!

For all those new students that have enrolled over the last few months, it has been a real delight to welcome you to the studio! I look forward to seeing you again when you are ready for another adventure.

This is shaping up to be a very busy year for me, with a lot of work away interstate as well as some exciting school jobs. So lots more colourful woolly gorgeousness on the way!
I have listed quite a few dates below for classes I will be doing over the next couple of months before things get too busy!

If you would like to learn a feltmaking technique that is not listed, please do not hesitate to ask me and we will sort a date out for you. If you have a few friends and would like to come as a group, just let me know and we can find a day for you to come together.
I will be doing my first Felting Hen's Party in a couple of weeks - how exciting!

Whatever your creative endeavours for 2014 I hope you will find time to do some felting - the most magical of all textiles
With love
Elizabeth
xx



PLEASE NOTE: I only take 4 students at the time so classes fill very quickly. email: elizaclaire@optusnet.com.au


Nuno Scarves

Felting onto silk or cotton can produce a beautiful featherweight felt known as NUNO.  Perfect for a more glamorous felt. ideal for wearing!

Monsters!

These happy monsters are such fun to make. You can make them as weird and as odd as you like! Perfect for a beginner or more experienced felter, these stitched characters stand about 40 - 45cm high although you could make them in any size.

 

Felt Flowers

Felt is a super medium for creating flowers. They are easy to wear with an outfit or to add to a handbag and I just love a whole bunch in a vase!  Further details can be added with cords and balls for centres and stamens.

Embroidering felt

There are so many amazing ways to embroider felt! This class will cover both hand and machine work. A perfect opportunity to study ways in which to bring a dull felt to life with stunning detail.
Suitable for the beginner. 

Collage Birds

Little collage felt birds cover a range of techniques that will enable you create some stunning felted friends.  You can make a whole flock for a wonderful display. Weighing in at no more than a few feathers, they make the ideal gift to post to friends and family!
 

 

Beginners Felt

Getting started on felting is such a wonderful journey!  During this class you will get confident handling wool and discovering all the gorgeous fabrics and fibres that you can add to create a beautiful textured panel. We will also cover making balls and cords.

Russian Dollies

Seamless felt looks so mystifying – unlock the secrets of its creation! It's the perfect technique if you would like to create a bag or figure or vessel. Suitable for the student who knows the basics of felt making. 

Vessels

Vessels or bowls or vases in felt utilise the seamless technique. A wonderful way to create a unique three dimensional shape.without any stitching at all! 




Dates

Collage Birds   - A two week class $120.00 + $22.00 for materials  Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March      4th and 11th         April        2nd and 9th 


Decorating Felt   - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials  Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March 28th                           April 18th 


Beginners Felt    - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials    Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March 18th  BOOKED OUT         April 11th BOOKED OUT

I will run another one soon!

Vessels               - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials    Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March 19th      


Russian Dollies    - A two week class $120.00 + $22.00 for materials  Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March 14th and 21st    April 12th and 19th


Nuno Scarves  - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials    Time: 10 -  1.00pm

March 5th    3 VACANCIES                             April 5th


Felt Flowers   - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials    Time: 10 -  1.00pm

March 25th                        April 16th


Monsters   - A two week class $120.00 + $22.00 for materials  Time: 10 -  1.00pm

March 22nd and 29th   2 vacancies left
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fnished at last!


Dear Friends,
At long last a piece of work that I have been doing with a school is complete and I couldn't be happier!
It climbs the stairs from reception to the first landing on its' way to the art room and library.

It has taken a long time to complete and I felt quite shivery with the thrill of seeing it upright in position.
Naturally I have been working on it on the flat surface of the studio tables - no wonder artists paint on an easel - the perspective is entirely different.

Of course we had to add some sheep  - a little person in Grade 3 said " We have to have sheep Miss Armstrong out art is made out of wool!"

Is that entirely groovy or what?

Hope your week is going really well
Love
Elizabeth





Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ready to stitch

Hi everyone!

These are all the samples I did a few weeks ago, trimmed and ready to be put into a cohesive piece.

I am now ready to stitch - yippee! This sends me to a really quiet, happy zone. 
I have a feeling this one might take over for a while. The purple thread is a cotton crochet yarn that I will use to connect them all together. You could use DMC or Anchor perle thread for the same effect.

This is a great way to make use of leftover felt or sample pieces that are just lounging around doing nothing.

Have a happy week

Love
Elizabeth
xxx


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thankyou so much for your feedback


Hi gorgeous folk!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

I just wanted to stop and thank everyone who has ordered my book. The comments and emails about the content, layout and photos have been very encouraging. So much so that I have already started another book that will cover a whole range of other techniques. I do not intend to make it as long, so it shouldn't take me forever to do! I am excited about writing all over again!

If you would like a copy before Christmas and you are not in Australia, please get your order in in the next week or so. Christmas postal services being what they are!

Cheers
Elizabeth
xxxxx

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Classes!

Dear Friends,
I have just released my first email newsletter! This one is about the classes over the next 3 months.
Thought I would post it here as well.

Every best wish
Hope everyone is creating something fun!

Love
Elizabeth

xxxxx


NEWSLETTER NO 1       
Felt Workshops with Elizabeth Armstrong


Beginners Felt


Getting started on felting is such a wonderful journey!  During this class you will get confident handling wool and discovering all the gorgeous fabrics and fibres that you can add to create a beautiful textured panel. We will also cover making balls and cords.

Felt Journals


Create a beautiful panel to cover a journal, workbook or perhaps something to house a travel sketchbook with all your drawing needs.  We will add some gorgeous appliquéd felt, as well as exploring some lovely embroidery stitches and patterns to enhance your work.

Sensational Seamless Felt!


Seamless felt looks so mystifying – unlock the secrets of its creation! It's the perfect technique if you would like to create a bag or figure or vessel. Suitable for the student who knows the basics of felt making.

Felt and Papier Maché dolls!


I just adore papier maché - the variety of items that you might create is endless. These mixed media dolls will incorporate such skills as felt construction, face painting, assembling a figure and much more!

Embroidering Felt


There are so many amazing ways to embroider felt! This class will cover both hand and machine work. A perfect opportunity to study ways in which to bring a dull felt to life with stunning detail.
Suitable for the beginner. 

Felt Folio 1

Felt Folio is a 5 week class where you create a variety of samples each lesson. Different techniques are studied including lace felt, nuno, woven felt, prefelts and more!
A great taster class; we mount all the samples in week 5 creating a wonderful resource for future use. Beginners most welcome!

Collage Felt Birds!


Little collage felt birds cover a range of techniques that will enable you create some stunning felted friends.  You can make a whole flock for Christmas or any other holiday. Weighing in at no more than a few feathers, they make the ideal gift to post to friends and family!

Canvas and Felt

Canvas and felt work so well together. These wonderful collage techniques can be used for a variety of projects including wall hangings, book covers, bags or three dimensional artworks.
We spend a week creating some gorgeous painted fabrics (perfect for the non painter too!), a week of felting and then we have a week putting it all together!  Such fun!  

Felt Jewellery


Felt is perhaps not the first medium that springs to mind when you are thinking about jewellery. Think again! - it is beautiful to wear, with glowing jewel-like colours, fascinating shapes and fine details that may be added with beads or stitching. 

Dear Friends,


Welcome to my first email newsletter! Here you will find details of classes that I will be running over the next few months. If any dates are added I will be sure to let you know. If there is a specific technique that you would like to learn, just email me at elizaclaire@optusnet.com.au

Thankyou so much to all the gorgeous people who stopped by my booth at the recent Stitches and Craft Show in Melbourne! I had such a wonderful four days and can hardly believe I didn't lose my voice! It just proves that drinking gallons of tea is most beneficial.

If anything is unclear about the classes or you would like more information, please don't hesitate to email or phone me.  If you don't require a class but you would like to get some more fleece for felting, just contact me and we can make a time for you to come and visit
me in the studio.

Every best wish and happy creating!

Elizabeth
xx

Dates:


November 2013

Beginners Felt:      Wednesday 13th       10.00 - 1.00 pm      Booked out
Beginners Felt:      Friday         22nd       10.00 - 1.00 pm      Booked out
Seamless Felt:       Wednesday 20th       10.00 - 1.00 pm      Booked out
Collage Birds:        Wednesday  27th       10.00 - 1.00 pm     Booked out  

December 2013

Collage Birds:   2 sessions     Wednesday  4th & 11th    1.00 - 4.00 pm   Booked out    
Beginners Felt:      Friday  6th                 10.00 - 1.00 pm      Booked out
Felt Jewellery:        Friday  13th               10.00 - 1.00 pm      1 place left  
Felt Journals:         Saturday  14th            1.00 - 4.00  pm      1 place left
Seamless Felt:       Wednesday  18th       1.00 - 4.00 pm       Booked out                 

January 2014

Felt & Papier Maché Dolls:     3 sessions,  Wednesday  15th   22nd  &  29th
                                               1.00 - 4.00 pm      3 places left
Beginners Felt:      Friday 17th          10.00 - 1.00 pm      

Felt Folio 1:    5 sessions, Saturday  11th  18th  25th  January  1st  &  8th  February
                                                           10.00 - 1.00 pm  Booked out


Please note:

I only take 4 students per class.  If you would like to secure a place in a class just phone or email. Please contact me if you would like more information. 

If there is a vacancy in any class I will do my best to accommodate you.  If you would like to come with friends, I will locate another day that you can come together.
If you have a large group, I am happy to travel to you. Simply phone to discuss.

I look forward to seeing you in the studio,

Elizabeth xx

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Stitches and Craft Show!

Dear Friends,
In the last week or so I have had some really exciting news! I am to be the guest artist at the Stitches and Craft Show in Melbourne - held at the Caulfield Racecourse. I am really thrilled and quite honoured!

I will have my book for sale as well as all the samples on display and some felt that doesn't appear in the book as well!  A review of the book can be found   here -  along with other information connected to the show.

I will be demonstrating throughout the 4 days showcasing different techniques.

Dates are:  24th - 27th of October  10 - 4.30pm

I hope you can drop by to say hello!

Love
Elizabeth
xxxx